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..................... I am delighted to welcome you to the 2012 issue of Bliss Publications Celebrations , ..................... ..................... your guide for planning fresh modern and spectacular events. My thanks to everyone ..................... ..................... who helped make our premiere issue such a huge success. I am confident that you’ll ..................... ..................... love this second edition just as much! The Bliss team has been hard at work uncovering ..................... ..................... ..................... the most spectacular events in New England and I am excited to share them with you ..................... ..................... on the beautiful pages of Celebrations and on our digital magazine and blog site: www. ..................... ..................... blisscelebrationsguide.com—all are sure to inspire your next party or special occasion ..................... ..................... and guide you to the outstanding event industry professionals who can help make it all ..................... ..................... happen. I am in awe of the talent that exists in the industry in our region and as you ..................... ..................... pour over the stunning pages of Celebrations, I think you’ll agree that our advertisers are ..................... ..................... some of the best, and continue to bring us creative, innovative and exciting events to ..................... ..................... share with you. ..................... ..................... ..................... ..................... This certainly has been a year where color was the essence of many events. On our col..................... ..................... or pages you will find fun, fresh palettes that I know you’ll love in addition to interest..................... ..................... ing ideas for incorporating the season’s hottest colors into your own parties and events. ..................... ..................... New this year are style pages that will show you the details that go into getting the looks ..................... ..................... you long for and, of course, no issue would be complete without the incredible real-life ..................... ..................... events that are sure to impress. Amazing weddings, fabulous birthdays, fascinating par..................... ..................... ties and fundraising galas—the visual eye candy is certain to excite and inspire! ..................... ..................... ..................... And don’t forget the celebration continues all year long with new ideas and infor..................... ..................... ..................... mation posted regularly on Facebook: (www.facebook.com/blisscelebrationsguide), ..................... ..................... Twitter: (www.twitter.com/BlissCelebrates) and on our fabulous blog site. We are also ..................... ..................... having a great time pinning on Pinterest (last check we had 6,400 followers at www. ..................... ..................... pinterest.com/blisscelebrates). Your comments, ideas and opinions are an inspiration ..................... ..................... to us and to all the Bliss followers, so keep it coming. I know you will find Celebrations ..................... ..................... to be an invaluable planning resource that is always at your fingertips through our blog ..................... ..................... or digital magazine anywhere and anytime. So let’s get the creativity flowing and the ..................... ..................... planning going for your next unforgettable celebration. ..................... ..................... ..................... ..................... I wish you a year of much joy, happiness and event-filled memories. Happy celebrating ..................... ..................... to you all! ..................... ..................... ..................... Cheers, ..................... ..................... ..................... ..................... ..................... ..................... ..................... ..................... Amy Blau ..................... ..................... Publisher ..................... ..................... ..................... ..................... ..................... ..................... ..................... ..................... << thecover ..................... A Parisian style champagne celebration. ..................... ..................... (See more from this event on pages 103-105). ..................... Photographer: Carla Ten Eyck Photography. ..................... ..................... Event Design: Jubilee Events. ..................... Cake: Confectionery Designs. ..................... ..................... 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spicy salmon SMALL BITES ARE STILL A HOT ITEM AT PARTIES AND GOURMET CATERERS KEEPS IT COOL WITH A CLEVER CONE OF SALMON AND TUNA TARTAR.

darling clementine

orange plush

The Imperial collection from AFR through Rentals Unlimited is a modern lounge look for your next event, in this year’s hottest color—tangerine!

Bold and refreshing, this colorful bouquet by Sayles Livingston Design is a bright idea for the bride who just has to have color.

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According to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute,® “Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of 2 1 red with the friendliness 20 and warmth of yellow, R to form a high-visibility, E YEA OF TH magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy. Sophisticated but at the same moody in mango time dramatic and seductive.” The bride was anything but a wallflower in her unique custom made gown and Fort Adams proved to be the perfect setting for this portrait that captured the cool eclecticism of both the couple and the locale. Viera Photographics.

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DJ Raffi provides cool animated shadow musicians and dancers that add a unique entertaining backdrop to any cocktail or dinner reception. Person + Killian Photography.

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Make sure your party packs a punch with invitations that pop like this one from Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design.

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You’ll be pretty in pink in these hoopstyle earrings in rose gold plated sterling with CZ’s from M.R.T. Jewelers.

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TICKLED PINK

Share special moments with those you love with this accordion fold photo album by Sara Zarrella Photography.

fashionable flamingo

The Langham, Boston, named after the legendary Langham Hotel in London, pays homage to its roots with the addition of an authentic British taxi painted in the Langham’s signature pink, which will be used to shuttle hotel guests in style throughout the city.

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THIS LOVELY FAN DECK WEDDING PROGRAM BY THE PERFECT DETAILS DOES A BEAUTIFUL JOB OF COOLING THINGS OFF AT WARM WEATHER EVENTS. Samantha Melanson Photography.

let there be light The beauty of the Boston Public Library shines with amazing magenta uplighting from Groove Events. “A growing trend and a magnificent added value,” shared Lighting Designer Joe Toto. “No matter how big or small your event—it is sure to enhance the beauty of the venue and impress your guests.” blisscelebrationsguide.com 2 0 1 2

ravishing rose

Right: Glow with the look of love in this blush beauty from Watters. Select styles available at Occasions Bridal Boutique. Left: Picture perfect in her party best from US Angels available at Teddy Bearskins.


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THIS BRIGHT YELLOW BAUBLE NECKLACE BY AQUINNAH IS SURE TO PUT A LITTLE BOUNCE IN YOUR STEP. AVAILABLE AT THE WHITE DRESS BY THE SHORE.

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Soft and springy, you’ll dazzle in these demure, flirty dresses from Watters. Select styles available from Occasions Bridal Boutique.

amazing maize

sensational citrine

À Deux: Bespoke Bridal Paper captures the lovely yellow shade of the barn, at the bride’s farm venue, to personalize her charming custom invitations.

These dazzling dangles by DuGan Custom Jewelers are fashioned from 14k yellow gold, green quartz and citrine with diamond accents.

culinary colors CRAZY FOR CURRY Left: Eleven Forty Nine Catering & Events spices things up with a coconut curry soup with a balsamic drizzle and a sprinkle of chives. LEMON ZEST Right: Zesty lemon twists spin and twirl in this sparkling wine and Limoncello libation from The Bay Voyage.

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dandelion daydream

Celebrate “happy” any day you like with this cheery confection from Sweet Alternatives.

joyful jonquil

Jot down every joyous moment and memory in this beautiful baby book from New England Invitations.


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Luminous, light, radiant whites captivate and enrapture.

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CUSTOM HAIRPIECE BY BRIDAL FINERY IN DREAMY SILK AND CHIFFON WITH SPARKLY ACCENTS OF SWAROVSKI CRYSTALS AND RHINESTONES ADD DRAMATIC ELEGANCE TO ANY UPDO.

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Innovative seating adds sophisticated style to any soiree. From AFR exclusively through Rentals Unlimited.

crystal clear

Lots of glamour and glitz in this magestic wedding cake designed by I Dream of Jeanne Cakes. Brian Phillips Photography. O

These glimmering chandeliers from Ormonde Productions are a clear choice for adding a romantic glow to any event. Pair them with special effects lighting for a total mood altering transformation. Kristin Spencer Photography.

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The finishing touch for any special occasion, the elegant Ava bracelet from DuGan Custom Jewelers features baroque pearls, diamonds and oval faceted aquamarine stones.

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dream in cream

A stunning all white centerpiece by Twigs adds dreamy definition to the ethereal elegance of the Salon at Belle Mer.

He’ll get the shivers when you shimmer by in these ice white duchesse silk peep-toe platforms with Swarovski crystalencrusted heals by Benjamin Adams at Shoes to Dye For.

Left: Gossamer folds of ivory organza are pure beauty. Chelsea by Wtoo at Occasions Bridal Boutique. Right: A vintage inspired column dress by Amy Kuschel, in rose garden lace and pleated netting, is grace personified. Available at The White Dress by the Shore.

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MONOGRAMMED COASTERS FROM FOLIA ADD A FUN LITTLE FLOURISH TO YOUR NEXT FETE.

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Sail into your next event in true seaside style with this navy and white menu from Folia and customized coastal save-the-dates from M. Smith & Company.

royal treatment

Perfect for any princess a ceylon-blue sapphire surrounded by diamonds and set in 18k white gold by DuGan Custom Jewelers.

starry night

nautical navy

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You’ll be seeing stars with Sperry Tents’ signature Blue Star design in a variety of sizes for your next event. Photographed by Brea McDonald at The Wauwinet.

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evening shades Treat yourself to the hottest mani-pedi hues like “Yoga-To Get This Blue” and “Light My Sapphire” from OPI available at the Beach Plum Spas at The Cape Codder Resort, The Dan’l Webster Inn and The John Carver Inn.

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alluring cerulean

Perimeter uplighting in icy blues captured the mood of a winter wonderland by DesignLight.

PERSONALIZED HOSPITALITY BOXES FROM THE PINK POLKA DOT GET A FINISHING TOUCH OF NAVY-STRIPED RIBBON.

lovely in lapis

“Regal tones make a bold statement!” advises Jeanne Hennessey Owner of Lorraine Roy. This navy stunner by Terani Couture does just that!

intoxicating ink Drink in the drama of

Fort Adams captured against an enchanting Newport night sky Person + Killian Photography.


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Invitations offer guests insight into the style and theme of an event and the design and color choices are infinite like this round scalloped edge menu card from The Pink Polka Dot (left) and this lovely birdcage invitation design from Allure Invitations.

Nature inspired, these fabulous green linens from Table Toppers are guaranteed to bring the freshness of the garden to your next event. From top: Mint Sundaze, Amsterdam and Spring Green Cartwheel.

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THIS CHARMING RING BEARER

“Whether it’s your shoulders, neckline or legs…draw attention to what you’ve got,” advises Owner Jeanne Hennessey of Lorraine Roy.

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Signature drinks are as popular as ever so there are always new and exciting recipes to be found. Eleven Forty Nine Catering & Events puts their own twist on the national drink of Brazil with this beautiful melon citrus Caipirinha made with lime, cachaça (sugar cane rum) and melon liqueur.

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SAVE-THE-DATES IN SOFT SEPIA SHADES SET THE TONE FOR THE WEDDING STILL TO COME FROM PAPERS. (SEE PAGE BLOG . . . UR 195 FOR MORE LOVELY DETAILS.)

elegant ecru

Move over little black dress, ecru has arrived and it’s here to stay. Sass by Ivy & Astor at The White Dress by the Shore. Flowergirl dress from Teddy Bearskins.

charming chamois

sweet as honey

Vintage charm rules and so does this lovely monochromatic bouquet by Greenlion Weddings in enduring shades of chamois.

This spectacular vintage 18k gold and diamond brooch from M.R.T. Jewelers converts to a pendant for timeless versatility.

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bronze beauty

Elegant as an invitation or everyday stationery this beautiful bronze pattern by New England Invitations is a keeper.

warm caramel

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golden glow

Utterly timeless these Broadway rhinestone slingbacks from Shoes To Dye For will be the ones you go to every time for a little extra glam.

aged to perfection

hot cocoa ▼

These timeless tunes endure for those who believe that all things get better with age. Rick Lataille of Arpeggio Wedding Entertainment shares favorite aged-to-perfection songs that are a great choice for bridal couple’s first dance:

The perfect marriage of old and new. Enchanting cocoa-colored pearls paired with a classic cameo by DuGan Custom Jewelers.

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LoLo Event Design created a wall of warm color with these hanging mason jar lanterns—simply illuminating!

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toast of the town

Coffee and donuts—an age-old flavor combo that will never lose favor. Blackstone Caterers’ mini version is the ideal sweet beginning or happy ending.


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mist-ifyingly chic BEAUTIFUL SMOKEY-GREY BAUBLES SEEM TO MYSTERIOUSLY FLOAT ON AIR ON THIS NECKLACE BY AQUINNAH AT THE WHITE DRESS BY THE SHORE.

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platinum precision

As precise as the animal’s stripes, this Zebra stemware from Be Our Guest is exactly what every well-dressed table will be wearing.

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mesmerizing in metal

grey scale

Your inner goddess will shine through in this exquisite cocktail dress from Theia at Lorraine Roy.

Make a big statement with this grey beaded bracelet from Bridal Finery. Finery Stack a few if your statement is huge.

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You don’t have to shout to make a statement. Get your message across softly with this elegant letterpress invitation suite by Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design.

YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A SCIENTIST OF ANY KIND TO KNOW THAT THIS GRAPHITE-COLORED CLUTCH FROM SHOES TO DYE FOR WILL GARNER PERIODIC STYLE-STEALING GLANCES EVERY TIME YOU TAKE IT OUT.

smoke detector

This sparkler is sure to set off the alarms wherever you go. White and black diamonds set in 18k white gold by Chad Allison for M.R.T. Jewelers.

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THE NORMAN BIRD SANCTUARY HOPPED THE POND TO GAIN INSPIRATION FOR THEIR ANNUAL BIRD BALL FUNDRAISER, CREATING A SMASHING EVENT FIT FOR THE QUEEN HERSELF.


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Merry Old England found quite a home at the Norman Bird Sanctuary in Middletown, R.I., as British icons from Sid Vicious to Kate Middleton appeared in graphic form at the eighth annual Bird Ball. Conceptualized by Misi Narcizo of Lakuna Design and developed together with Co-Chair Sarah Rodgers of Sarah Rodgers Florals, the theme for the sassy soiree flourished with a satiric take on all things Brit. Guests entered through a hedgerow of boxwood and privet created by Rodgers, and grabbed a proper pint at the door. When London called, Jess Kriss of Blackstone Caterers answered with a unique menu for the event. “The vibe of the Bird Ball is always fun and festive and we wanted a playful menu to match,” exclaimed Kriss, “so we decided on classic comfort favorites served in pubs throughout the UK.” Some of Blackstone’s kitschy cuisine included a Fish and Chips Shack along with a Pub Grub station—every Brit’s cup of tea. The Piccadilly Punch and Beefeater Gin signature cocktails piqued the taste buds of the bird enthusiasts as they mingled in the authentic “British Pub” set up in the studio of the Bird Sanctuary. Costumes are the norm at this event and throughout the evening the birds were spotted donning fascinators and hats, one more elaborate than the next, while the blokes channeled English celebrities from The Beatles to Sherlock Holmes. Union Jacks waved as bids were made at the silent auction—aptly titled “It’s For The Birds”—that helped to raise funds in support of the Norman Bird Sanctuary’s mission of preservation of this 234-acre bird lovers paradise.

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Renowned fashion designer and Rhode Island School of Design alumna, Nicole Miller, was the guest of honor at the RISD Museum and Associates annual gala and fundraiser last spring in Providence, Rhode Island. The accompanying museum exhibit Cocktail Culture: Ritual and Invention in American Fashion 1920-1980 explored the popularity of the American cocktail hour through seven decades of fabulous fashion and iconic design. Guests enjoyed an array of hors d’oeuvres along with updated versions of classic cocktails, reinterpreted by the Blackstone Caterers’ team of master mixologists, while mingling among apparel, accessories, photos and art objects representing each iconic era in design. Miller was recognized for her more modern approach to cocktail fashion with her designs artfully juxtaposed against fashions, photos and objects of the past. From the deco jewelry designs of the 20s and 30s to the mid-century barware of the 50s to the bold sequined fashion of the 70’s disco era—the exhibit showcased some of the most innovative designs and designers that defined the times and how the cocktail hour shaped American culture.

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Floral and Event Designer John Orton of John Orton Flowers transformed Rhodes on the Pawtuxet into an interactive “Imaginarium” for the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island 10th Anniversary Gala. | Inspiring the imagination is a hallmark of John Orton’s style and the 10th Anniversary Gala for The Women’s Fund of Rhode Island is a perfect example of his flair for creating parties that are truly unique and engaging. “Imagine” was the theme of the evening and Orton set out to transform Rhodes on the Pawtuxet into what he called an “Imaginarium”—a place where art becomes entertainment and you can’t help but be drawn in by the magic and possibility. “Fabulous parties are all about memorable surprises,” shared Orton, “so we set out to create an event with fantastic elements and high visual impact. Lighting was key to the vision and Tony Ormonde of Ormonde Productions pulled out all the stops!” A glowing tornado made out of spandex towered over guests in the lobby and intriguing, color-changing orbs decorated the bar. Partygoers entered the dining area through two brilliantly lit, fog-filled magical tunnels of gossamer fabric and patterned light projections added color and impact to the room. Visually stunning abstract performance artists enthralled and entertained, embodying the event’s theme and encouraging guests to imagine.

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Francesca Campo of Campo & Company Events planned a patriotic, Americana-themed tribute to Old Glory for the Redwood Libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual fundraiser gala in Newport.


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After an extensive restoration, expansion and reopening back in 2006, The Redwood Library instituted an annual fundraising gala to support and maintain almost three centuries of rare books, art and antiquities that it houses. Event Planner Francesca Campo of Campo & Company Events has been involved in the planning and design of each gala since the fundraising efforts began and this year’s event was a tribute to American patriotism and the Redwoods’ acquisition of the historic JFK Presidential Flag, made possible by the generosity of the Hugh D. Auchincloss family. The “Grand Old Flag” gala featured an Americana theme, modern American fare and an entertaining evening of great American songs. Up the library’s flag-lined walkway and past the original colonial cannons, the dinner tent, dressed in patriotic splendor, featured red buntings, dramatic striped gobo lighting and festive red, white and blue tables. “Guests dined on updated versions of old-fashioned favorites such as buttermilk fried chicken, summer corn pudding and strawberry shortcake,” shared Kathleen Geasey of Russell Morin Fine Catering, “very Americana and fun and rather unexpected for a gala menu.” Everyone reveled in their patriotic pride as they enjoyed a cabaret-style performance of classic American songs and a moving tribute to the military veterans in attendance—a fitting salute to the Grand Old Flag and a grand old institution.

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Nothing screams “fun” like the color red! Krissy wanted her favorite color to be a stand out at her and Joe’s Newport wedding, so she was selective about how she used it and chose just the things they loved as the focal points. Playful red accents (striped straws, polka-dot cupcakes, cute red shoes and big red balloons) popped when paired with handsome neutrals of champagne and silvery grey and let this couple’s fun-loving, silly side shine through.

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As fresh as a long-awaited spring breeze, Katie and Matt chose a palette of crisp white, pale green with accents of soft pink for their early June wedding reception in The Riverview Room at Waterman Grille in Providence. As serene as the views of the winding river and the epitome of seasonal simplicity this lovely color story just whispers of the romance and whimsy of spring. the

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glam factor

A glimmer of silver added formal glamour to Kimya and Jason’s June wedding at Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln, Rhode Island. While navy, silver and black is not your typical summertime palette, this bi-coastal couple actually had two weddings. The first in California had a soft palette with a vintage feel so Kimya wanted her east coast affair to be completely different in coloration and style. Classic black and white décor was accented with silver, rhinestone and feather details along with cool blue uplighting for a more modern feel. The bridesmaids wore Kimya’s favorite color, navy blue with sensational silver shoes that added the bride’s mandatory “glam factor.”

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graphic impact

As a departure from the expected nautical waterfront palette, Courtney and Paul chose black and white with accents of sunny yellow that just popped off their bold, graphic background and added an element of summertime fun to their wedding. The Exchange Conference Center on the Boston Fish Pier was the ideal setting with its gorgeous harbor views and clean, neutral dĂŠcor; the ideal backdrop for this city-chic summer soirĂŠe. the

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B LI S S color story

bright to breathtaking

Katie and Nick’s spectacular spring wedding featured pops of the bride’s favorite color orange, accented with fresh lime green. Event Planner Wendy Joblon incorporated the bright palette into a fun cocktail reception in The Island House at Belle Mer in beautiful Newport. The party then moved to Belle Mer’s sleek Salon where Stoneblossom Floral & Event Design wowed guests with a stunning all-white reception that was a breathtaking transition from all of Katie’s high-energy color.

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Nuria and Thomasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; August wedding at picturesque Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts, was dressed in cool, refreshing shades of summer; pale minty green, soft pink and coral. The courtyard ceremony offered guests stunning views of the beautiful grounds as the late summer sun cast a warm glow over the fabulous fieldstone mansion. The newlyweds took a moment for themselves as everyone moved into the tent for a fantastic evening of dancing and celebration! the

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picnic panache

The 4th Annual Beach Ball Gala benefitting Boston’s Camp Harbor View, popped with a bright palette of red and white and charmed guests with a playful picnic theme designed by Rafanelli Events. Kitschy graphic elements (striped straws with vintage style banners and menu cards in a fun red and white faux bois) together with bold beach ball patterned linens, gave this important community fundraiser its lighthearted “summer camp chic” feel. the

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B LI S S color story

black dramatic in

Alexis Eliopoulos-Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Mara of Unique Weddings by Alexis helped a one-of-akind bride create a stunning wedding at The House of the Seven Gables in Salem, Massachusetts, that incorporated her favorite Halloween-inspired color. Grey and white were added for a softening effect and vibrant florals in gradient shades of reds, purples and pinks completed the dramatic look that was fright-free and fabulous!

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B LI s s color story

pink perfection

Birthday wishes come true in pretty shades of pink! Emma’s favorite color inspired this “Sweets & Treats” celebration with a polka-dot lollipop swirl dessert buffet filled with amazing pink and white treats. The Newport Sweet Shoppe hosted this crew of aspiring young chefs for a fun, frostingfilled day of cake decorating and sweet eating for one very lucky girl. the

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B LI S S color story

pretty peacock

Plumes of iridescent peacock feathers, arranged in alluring avant-garde floral arrangements by Tom Kraig Designs, inspired the bright blue-green palette for this rehearsal dinner on the rooftop deck of the Hotel Providence. A colorful, coordinating dessert table full of intriguing confections by Sweet Indulgence provided a sweet ending to this exotic event.

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blues august

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With the “August Blue” hydrangea at their peak, Laura envisioned a wonderland filled with them for her and Martin’s waterfront wedding at Castle Hill Inn & Resort in Newport. From the lush and lavish florals to the divine sweet treats, Stoneblossom Floral & Event Design and Raina Dawn Events worked closely to capture the breathtaking views at Castle Hill in every single detail of this summer seaside stunner.


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B LI S S color story

island shades

Moved by the awe-inspiring beauty of Nantucket in summer, Renee and Scott chose a wedding-day palette of burlap, buttercup yellow and deep slate, reflective of this magical spot, where sun and sand meet the ocean deep. The Wauwinetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s natural surroundings proved the perfect backdrop for their small, intimate gathering. Aged patinas of mother of pearl, mercury glass, and silver highlighted buttery soft blooms and added the perfect romantic complement to this inherently breathtaking setting.

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glow golden

Rich neutral shades of pearl white, rich cream and butter yellow imparted a romantic glow on Elena and Jasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oceanside wedding at The Chanler at Cliff Walk. The warmth of autumn was captured in subtle coloration and details that beautifully showcased the softer side of the season and offered a glimpse back to the charm and elegance of Newportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s golden age. the

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With vintage style all the rage, it is no surprise that some bygone era traditions are coming back into vogue as well and the allure of a private, spontaneous elopement is one of them. The modern-day idea of slipping away and getting married privately is a dreamy one, extraordinarily intimate and infinitely romantic. That’s exactly what Charlotte thought when she and Jack jetted off to Paris for what everyone thought was a week-long getaway. The couple had met there several years ago while strolling the flea markets on the Rue des Rosiers and vowed to return someday. A secret elopement and romantic little honeymoon seemed like the perfect plan. Upon their return, they wanted to surprise their family and friends with a champagne celebration, Parisian style of course, so they called upon Event Designer Candice Coppola of Jubilee Events to design the perfect day. Everyone gathered together for a toast to happily ever after, complete with a bit of French bubbly and an array of patisseries by Confectionery Designs, apropos of such a momentous occasion. Everything from macarons, cookies and meringues light as air to framboise parfaits and wedding cakes extraordinaire! Warm wishes were shared as glasses were raised—to Paris, to love and this bon fête!

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“It’s not going to rain on Martha’s wedding day,” Mike repeated, as looks of angst about the drizzling Newport sky began to overcome the crowd of guests. Mike decided to wait patiently for ten minutes on expert advice from both Photo­ grapher Kristin Spencer and Florist Joyce Holland before making the call to move the ceremony indoors. As if by magic, with only 30 seconds to spare, the sun ap­ peared and Martha walked down the aisle, albeit dewy, toward the stunning chuppah on the patio at Castle Hill where Mike eagerly awaited. When planning her wed­ ding, Martha knew she wanted to include tangerine as the dominant hue in her refined summer color palette. “She is a fashion­forward thinker,” shared Joyce Holland owner of Stoneblossom Floral & Event Design, “as Pantone named Tangerine Tango ‘Color of the Year’ following the event.” Martha explained, “We were able to pull off the array of vibrant oranges by introducing the sophistication of khaki and platinum to balance it. My expert vendors knew exactly how to incorporate the boldness of the tangerine without it being too shocking or whimsical.” Looking back, the couple recalls how key the clearing skies were to their styl­ ish soiree. “We were heartbroken to think that the ceremony setting so representative of the sophistica­ tion and elegance we were trying to achieve would go unseen by our guests due to bad weather,” recalled Martha, “the first thing Mike told me when I got to the top of the aisle was ‘I told you it wouldn’t rain on your wedding day.’”

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drinks ‘The Bullfrog” and “The Boat “—both New Orleans and family favorites. 7 | Blackstone Caterers prepared an elegant dinner featuring both northern and southern favorites. 8 | A family heirloom, Nicole’s grandparent’s cake topper graced her parent’s cake and now hers. opposite: “Laissez les bon temp rouler!” Nicole and Blake lead their guests in the traditional Second Line Parade. “Second lining” originated in New Orleans and is considered a quintessential art form.

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Ten years to the day after their first date, Katie and Mark married on the bloom-filled farmer’s porch of their lovely home. Edna Dratch-Parker, of EFD Creative-Event Planning and Design, helped them create their charming backyard event. “The feeling was meant to be intimate and cozy, and homemade,” recalls Dratch-Parker, “they loved the vintage rustic look, so we worked hard to create a tent wedding that would illustrate their vision.” To infuse meaning into every inch of the wedding, Katie called upon friends and family to help execute the details. “My brother cut the wood rounds that held our centerpieces, Mark’s mother made the linen tablecloths, I made the chalkboard menus and hand painted all the signs that Mark cut from scrap wood,” Katie revealed, “bringing our vision to life with these hand-crafted details was a lot of fun.” Warm amber lighting with an organic leaf motif from DesignLight projected onto the tent added a romantic vibe. “The lighting, along with an abundance of mason jars and candles, made for just the right ambiance—it was key to the vintage look and feel,” explained Katie. Throughout the day, guests were encouraged to enjoy the couple’s bocce court, horseshoe pit, and zip line, and make themselves right at home. “Katie and Mark put their personal stamp on the event,” shared Dratch-Parker, “and I was able to see how perfect they were for each other, and learned a lot about their romantic view of the world as I saw the wedding unfold.”

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sourced ingredients, that reflected their Portuguese and Polish heritage. 3 | Guests left their fingerprint “leaf” stamp on a beautiful rendering of a tree as a fun alternative to the traditional guest book. 4 | The vintage-toned wedding invitation from Allure Invitations was displayed amongst antique birdcages. opposite: 1 | rosebud-topped cupcakes, wrapped in sepia-toned paper, added vintage sweetness to the event. 2 | The soft arrangements of blush roses, from Tangerine Creations, sat atop slices of

wood, lovingly crafted by Katie’s brother. 3 | Luscious blooms adorned the front porch of their home. 4 | The couple’s bocce pit was a big hit with the guests as they mingled around the backyard. 5 | The bride’s handmade signs directed the guests around the

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The warmth of vintage details set the stage for a romantic country wedding full of rustic charm and quaint Americana style.


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Event planner Kristin Love of Details with Love fashioned vintage details, in a colorful palette of poppy red and robin’s-egg blue, to create an Americana-style wedding at bucolic Mt. Hope Farm in Bristol, Rhode Island. The “Miss American Pie” theme was the spark that allowed Love to imagine a mixture of details that brought together the rustic romance of the setting with the charm and whimsy of the couple’s fun theme. A lace-trimmed runner and a floral runner in pinks and reds, both from Ryan Designs, added the perfect counterpoint to the distressed-wood table and creamy white china. Accents of robin’segg blue were scattered throughout adding a cozy casualness reminiscent of a farmhouse kitchen or country cottage. Lovely garden-style flowers in soft shades of pink and yellow were loosely arranged in mason jars adding extra warmth and charm. For the “good old boys” a whiskey bar was set up for after-dinner sipping and a gift of hand-rolled cigars was the perfect accompaniment. In addition to a traditional wedding cake and in keeping with the Americana theme, guests were treated to a dessert table featuring local fresh-baked apple pies—the perfect ending to a beautiful country wedding.

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Some brides find the task of planning a wedding overwhelming, but not so for Kerin, she just made it her full time job. Having quit her day job a year in advance, she dedicated herself to planning the perfect wedding day. | Kerin fantasized about her wedding day her entire life so it had to be perfect. Wedding magazines were her main source of inspiration and she spent hours on blogs and websites collecting ideas, so much so that her mother didn’t think there was any way she could incorporate them all into one day, but she did! Kerin designed a soft, romantic, garden party for her and Charlie’s Newport wedding, referencing a well-aged Anthropologie décor style and a muted shabby-chic palette of champagne, rose and green that spoke of her love of all things vintage. A fallinspired menu by Russell Morin Fine Catering echoed the flavors of the season. Followed by cupcakes, sweet mini desserts, and an oldfashioned ice cream sundae station, it was clear that she had figured out how to make all of those sweet ideas work together. A cigar bar for the guys, fashioned from a mix of vintage finds, was the culmination of her vision and the perfect ending for one fetching fall wedding.

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Working with a bold and luxe color palette of sleek silvers and rich deep purples, Event Designer Michele Mottola of Michele Mottola Special Event Consulting, played up the swanky style of the luxurious ballroom at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston for Megan and Lakshman’s exotic wedding and reception. “We stepped away from the expected colors of gold and red that you typically find at Hindu weddings,” explained Mottola, “we kept the vibrancy and richness of the traditional palette, but used it in a more modern way.” Suzanne B. Lowell Lighting Design set the room aglow with a wash of saturated honey tones and dark violet hues, adding to the luxurious experience. Lowell also used pin lighting on each of the towering centerpieces, highlighting the landscape of budding branches that echoed the onset of spring happening outside. Keeping the design sculptural, the head table was blanketed in hand blown crystal vases, imported from Belgium, that held beautiful, sensual orchids. A breathtaking mirrored elephant that welcomed guests in the ballroom foyer (hand selected by Mottola on a trip to Europe) was set on a glass riser lined with glowing candles and rich red rose petals, illuminating the elephant and casting a magical reflected pattern everywhere. “In Indian culture, the elephant represents loyalty, good luck, and good fortune,” added Mottola, “all qualities of a good marriage.” After the guests enjoyed their meals, the lights were dimmed quite low and the rhythmic beating of drums began. Just as the heart-pounding sounds enveloped the room, the lights were turned up and the dance floor came alive with a performance of traditional Bhangra dancers. This pairing of traditional Hindu customs with the contemporary design of the event, created a one-of-a-kind wedding for the couple and left guests with an unforgettable experience.

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The magic of the city dusted in white drew Anny and Anthony to Boston for their fairytale winter wedding. | The iconic beauty of New England in winter inspired the couple to plan their February wedding right in the city, offering their guests a taste of Boston’s history, but with a more intimate feel that naturally comes when a chill fills the air and a hush blankets the streets. They chose The Charles Hotel for its world-class service, amazing food and historic location in Harvard Square, where guests could stay and enjoy all that the city had to offer right outside its doors. Although it may have been cold outside, nobody felt the slightest chill (even from the “Love” ice sculpture—a nod to the couples new home in Philadelphia) as the ballroom glowed with the warmth of candlelight against romantic shades of rose, white and gold.

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The fall wedding of Victoria and Joseph in Concord, Massachusetts commemorated their passion for politics and each other. | When the couple met while working as political staffers on a local Senate campaign, little did they know that the endless hours spent together on the campaign trail, would lead to love. A proposal soon followed and the date was set for a fall wedding at the home of the groom’s parents, political historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and Richard N. Goodwin a writer and former presidential advisor. The location was the perfect blend of rustic elegance and political savoir-faire. Guests were seated at tables named after historical and political figures admired by the couple and stacks of their favorite inspirational books (some authored by the groom’s parents) alternated with elegant floral arrangements as centerpieces. Small white pumpkins at each place setting atop textured burlap linens added a subtle fall feel as guests dined by candlelight on a menu of seasonal fare, artfully prepared by The Catered Affair. The bride surprised her groom with a set of cuff links, fashioned after a campaign button that read “Goodwin Bonney 2011” and guests were given buttons to wear with the same slogan, commemorating the couple’s mutual passion for politics and each other.

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their chairs at the reception. 8 | Personalized yellow and white straws added an extra bit of “cheer” to the Pimm’s Cup cocktails. 9 | The newlyweds with their wedding party in front of the stately mansion at Ocean Edge Resort. 10 | Clusters of white hydrangea, tulips and orchids, artfully arranged by Lilacs, dress the table. White Romance linens set with grey L’Amour chargers from Be Our Guest await service in the mansion ballroom. opposite: Fabulous white phalaenopsis orchids and curly willow centerpieces by Lilacs grace the tables in the ballroom. Silver Chiavari chairs and elegant white linens by Be Our Guest complete the shore-chic look.

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this page: 1 | The graphic design of the three-tier cake by Something Different Cake Couture repeated the iconic chevron pattern, and was topped with cheerful yellow orchids and a stunning succulent. 2 | Miniature garden arrangements, each unique to the table, included a variety of happy blooms arranged in edgy slate grey containers by Flowers by Semia. 3 | Chevron-striped escort cards designed by New England Invitations reflected the bride’s love for fashion designer Missoni. 4 | The “Yellow Submarine” signature cocktail, named for the couple’s shared love

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Reflecting their love of the outdoors, a simple organic image inspired Lisa and Matt’s naturally beautiful Belle Mer wedding designed by Donna Kim of The Perfect Details. | When Lisa and Matt first met with Kim to begin planning their summer wedding, they fell in love with a wooden menu card that Kim had displayed in her studio. They wanted something unique and different for their décor that had an organic feel and that reflected their love of the outdoors without looking too “themed” so Kim designed every element of the wedding; menus, place cards, table numbers and signs to include a majestic tree on a special printable wood. Stoneblossom Floral & Event Design then added a layer of texture and dimension to the event with unique branches, green moss, simple white blooms and lots of white candles. Combined with stunning views from The Island House at Belle Mer, the result was an elegant, organic look for a naturally beautiful wedding day.

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Floral Designer Nicole Pirani of Blooms of Hope delighted guests with a Wizard of Oz themed bridal shower full of details that brought the beloved film to life. | Leah had played the lead role of Dorothy in her grade-school production of The Wizard of Oz, so her bridesmaids (many of them friends since childhood) thought that the movie would make a fun party theme for a “No Place Like Home” bridal shower in her honor. Nicole Pirani of Blooms of Hope pulled iconic images from the film and incorporated them into an imaginative, interactive event. Picnic baskets filled with bright red blooms set against blue and white gingham linens transported guests to Auntie Em’s farm. The Over the Rainbow candy bar featured lemon drops, swirled Munchkin Land lollipops and cupcakes topped with red hearts in honor of the Tin Man’s quest. Everyone took home a pair of black ballet flats wrapped in cute gingham bags. Leah, of course, got the Ruby Slippers—a fun reminder that there is “no place like home” and nothing like great friends!

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When city girl Krista got engaged she turned to some of the area’s leaders in event design to execute a cutting-edge evening full of glamour and sparkle. “I made sure to select an A+ team of vendors,” explained Krista, “when you’re in good hands, there is nothing to worry about.” First up—flowers, and Joyce Holland from Stoneblossom Floral & Event Design was a big part of the inspiration. “We first created a fabulous, lush peony and orchid bouquet that mimicked her ruffled Marchesa gown,” Holland raved, “then we added Swarovski crystals for a bit of extra bling!” When deciding on décor for the ballroom, the bride turned to Tony Ormonde of Ormonde Productions. “We draped the perimeter of the ballroom in sheer white fabric and illuminated it in various colors throughout the evening to provide multiple experiences for the guests,” Ormonde informed. To further enhance the sleek city vibe, mirrors were used everywhere. “We hung eight elegant mirrored chandeliers in the ballroom which picked up and reflected light so beautifully,” added Ormonde. A mirrored cityscape of flowers was also used to create the escort card table. Many levels of mirrored blocks, along with tons of sleek mirrored vases brimming with orchids and candlelight, created the stunning focal point as guests arrived. In addition, each place setting was adorned with an exquisite orchid detail, adding a little extra glam to this chic city gala.

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There is a lot more to Boston than baseball, baked beans, Paul Revere and artisanal beer and so this wedding weekend Welcome Party offered visiting guests a chance to brush up on a wealth of not–so-common fun facts about the city as they prepared for their eventfilled stay in Beantown. Post 390 played host for the intimate evening, featuring some of their in-house specialties in addition to some tongue-in-cheek offerings that referenced Boston’s famed history. Guests enjoyed Rose Kennedy Cocktails, One if By Land, Two if by Sea appetizers and after dinner, Irish coffee and Boston cream pie. At the end of the evening everyone was given a canvas tote filled with local novelties and a few fun keepsakes to commemorate the special weekend and of course, a bag of those famous baked beans.

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splash of cranberry (the official berry of Massachusetts). 4 | A Post 390 salad of chilled Scituate lobster with mango, radish, pea greens and Thai basil. 5 | A nautical canvas gift tote from Flippin’ Out is filled with some local favorites and a hand-drawn map of some of Boston’s most iconic landmarks. Custom map designed by Sharon Morgera. 6 | Referencing Paul Revere’s famous ride, Post 390 cleverly created a One if by Land appetizer of house-cured duck prosciutto, honey whipped mascarpone and mission fig profi terole. 7 | Partygoers left their John Hancock and well wishes for the happy couple on a fun parchment scroll guest register. opposite: A spectacular fall floral arrangement from Artistic Blossoms graced the intimate fireside dinner in Post 390’s private dining room. Table linen from Table Toppers. Tableware and napkins from Peterson Party Center.

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Fifteen years in the making, Emily and Jack’s major-league romance finally rounds home plate with a vintage-style ceremony, focused on family ties and fun times at Boston’s Fenway Park. | The couple met on Landsdowne Street at a club back in 1996 and began a whirlwind romance that took them first to the San Francisco Bay area and then to Idaho where they bought a house and settled down. “Three boys, two dogs and a million precious memories later,” as Emily described it, this free-spirited couple returned to Jack’s hometown of Boston to finally tie the knot. Since they had met near Fenway, there seemed no better place than atop the Green Monster for this retro-ballpark celebration. Emily wore a vintage gown (with added pops of her fun personality) and carried an antique brooch bouquet that she crafted herself. The boys looked dashing in their bow ties, sweater vests and cool argyle baseball caps as they joined Mom and Dad for a “team photo,” a VIP tour of Fenway and a special family day that they won’t soon forget.

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Rachelle and her mother had always been fans of antiquing, and began to create a collection of pink depression glass when Richard proposed. “It was perfect for what I had envisioned my wedding to be—delicate and elegant,” informed Rachelle. Design inspiration bloomed for Candice Coppola, owner and creative director of Jubilee Events, when she viewed the collection and it became the basis for the event’s color palette. “The theme was vintage black tie, in shades of pink and blush,” explained Coppola, “we wanted it to be a romantic throwback to the 1920s and we carried that out with antique styling.” Added Elisabeth Zemetis owner of Blush Floral Design, “I was instantly intrigued by the rose-colored depression glass. I filled the pieces with soft antiquepink seasonal blooms and accented with black garden urns and charcoal table numbers to add contrast and balance to the femininity.” Coppola agreed, “We added just the right amount of girliness.” The gilded chandeliers and textured walls of the French-designed Tomes-Higgins House was a superb setting for the polished celebration. As the ceremony began, guests dodged raindrops and gathered under the canopy of the Sperry tent while Rachelle exited the classic white Rolls Royce. The drizzle stopped and after the cocktail hour on the patio, guests enjoyed a progressive tasting menu complete with wine pairings. Après dinner, Rachelle changed into a Grace Kelly-inspired tulle party dress and joined Richard and their guests on the slate patio under a bevy of twinkling bistro lights, where they danced the night away to the sounds of Gatsby-era jazz played by the vintage five-piece band.

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Past meets present for Brooke and Richard, as they surround themselves with family, friends and over 185 years of rich New England history, at their elegant wedding reception at The Peabody Essex Museum. | Guests entered through the stunning contemporary glass and steel atrium and enjoyed cocktails in the Bartlett china gallery before strolling past rooms filled with colonial art, on their way to dinner in the historic East India Marine Hall built in 1825. For Brooke and Richard, The Peabody Essex Museum was the most spectacular New England setting for their reception. The beautiful maritime art served as the room’s décor and as not to compete, two elegant long tables were dressed with simple white flowers. Early Parisian jazz filled the hall as an intimate dinner was served.“The Peabody Essex Museum offered a dramatic blend of both an historic and contemporary architectural setting for our wedding reception,” shared Brooke,“it grounded our marriage celebration with a definite sense of history and place and marked the beginning of our own history together.”

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Sarah and Matt thought there was no prettier place than Cape Cod in the fall. Sarah had grown up visiting her grandparents there and enjoyed fond memories, so when they decided to get married a destination wedding was planned. A rehearsal party with a true Cape Cod feel was a great way to share with their guests what they loved about the area. Hoping for a location that was casual and intimate, they enlisted the help of Event Planner Connie Nye Clark of The Perfect Plan to find the iconic spot. The Mack House in Chatham proved ideal with its private setting and lovely views of Stag Harbor. An evening of fun festivities was planned that included cocktails, a classic clambake and s’mores by the fire. “The dinner tent was decorated in crisp navy and white plaid linens with bright red accents in the dinnerware and napkins. Vases of bright sunflowers added a fun pop of color,” explained Clark. Also, to the delight of the guests, an authentic Cape clambake was prepared featuring a live demonstration on how to eat lobster. As a sweet ending to a great evening, guests enjoyed s’mores by the campfire and making their own special memories of Cape Cod to take home with them.

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Guests were whisked away to the golden age of Hollywood when they walked into Stacie and Matthew’s wedding at the exclusive Newport Country Club. Judith Carroll, owner of Papers and mother of the groom, helped plan the event. “We recreated the mood of a 1940’s nightclub with an emphasis on sultry and romantic,” shared Carroll. She added, “The result was a stunning and elegant atmosphere that evoked the era of Bogey and Bacall.” Sophisticated and timeless colors of charcoal grey and butter yellow were used to create the polished palette, along with antique items such as a vintage typewriter and an old-fashioned fan. “The invitations set the tone of the event by using the same sleek hues,” Carroll explained. The glamorous silver vases and antique sterling pieces that Floral Designer Toni Chandler chose for the event sparkled against the crushed charcoal linens and opulent silver-rimmed place settings. Luke Renchan of Luke Renchan Entertainment created an intimate ambiance during dinner with the addition of warm amber lighting and subtle, sultry background music. The evening continued with a display of Stacie and Matthew’s new ballroom dancing skills, as they showed guests some of the dance styles of the 1940’s era. As the sun set over the cliffs of Newport, the newlyweds and bridal party strolled around the rolling greens of the country club and soaked in the last moments of summer, then returned to the ballroom for another spin around the dance floor. Stacie and Matthew’s nostalgic nuptials left guests with lasting memories of a special night filled with the style and glamour of old Hollywood.

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Together with wedding planner Allison Liset, a sentimental couple created nautical nuptials that ended with an emotional sendoff and a big bang at the legendary Chatham Bars Inn.


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Cape Cod has a way of always drawing people back, with its quintessential charm and inviting beaches. When the tides brought Megan and Ryan back to the Cape time after time, they decided it was where they should marry. “We wanted to do something different and have a memorable experience,” Megan shared, “not only for ourselves, but also for our guests.” The couple wanted to include nautical details as little nods to the local area. Allison Liset of Elegant Engagements helped them coordinate all the personalized pieces, the biggest of which was their private vow exchange. “We wanted to have that moment just to ourselves,” recalled Megan, “it was so beautiful and special.” A public ceremony then took place, followed by a recessional parade around the property. During the reception guests enjoyed elements custom designed to coordinate with the colors and theme of the wedding—everything from drink stirrers to pashmina wraps were in the couple’s signature shade of blue, and the boat rope emblem on the invitations was repeated throughout the event. At the end of the evening, the father of the bride asked Liset to bring the guests down to the beach. “We lured them out with sparklers,” she explained, “and then the bride’s father surprised the newlyweds and their guests with a custom fireworks display to top off the most amazing evening with a bang!” “My dad had remembered that I had once told him that I loved the exit scene in The Father of the Bride,” Megan gushed, “the firework display he recreated from the movie was so magical and beautiful —something I’ll always remember.”

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Event Designer Michele Mottola of Michele Mottola Special Event Consulting finds fun, creative ways to entertain little guests at even the most elegant of evening affairs. | Having kids at a special event can be fun, but usually presents a unique challenge—like how to keep them engaged and entertained so the adults can relax and enjoy themselves without running for the exit just as the party is getting started. Mottola addresses the challenge by creating spaces specifically designed for kids that makes them feel special. “Keeping things colorful yet purposeful (even if it looks out of place with the rest of the event) all but guarantees that kids will feel like guests of honor and will want to enjoy the experience,” shares Mottola. For this elegant fall wedding, the children (13 of them ages 2-10) enjoyed the same five-course dining experience as the adults, but with a kid-friendly menu of chicken fingers, macaroni and cheese, watermelon slices and kettle corn. “Knowing they were being served something special kept them waiting in their seats to see what was coming next,” explained Mottola. Colorful trays filled with sweet treats, blocks, chalk and drawing paper, kept them entertained through dinner and when all were finished eating, they packed up their treasures in the little individual suitcases and headed to the dance floor for the next round of fun.

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The exotic setting of Temple in the lower level of the Renaissance Hotel in Providence set the tone for a sultry Sweet 16 designed by event company Hopple Popple. | Ultra-luxe flocked velvet linens in rich purple and orange spice along with an abundance of brightly colored glass lanterns created a magical feel for Megan’s Moroccan-themed Sweet 16 at Temple Restaurant (formerly the old Masonic Temple) at the Renaissance Hotel. “Megan and her family happened to come to the hotel for dinner in Temple Restaurant and fell in love with the look and feel of the room and its décor,” shared Sarah German, catering sales manager at Renaissance Hotel. “There is absolutely no other place with its uniqueness—it inspired the exotic theme and the family just knew that it was the perfect place for Megan’s big day.” Bold uplighting added extra drama, creating a youthful, hip atmosphere that was embellished with the colorful details that gave this Sweet 16 its spicy Moroccan flavor.

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A SHERBET COLORED GRADUATION PARTY IS CELEBRATED IN SWEET SUMMER STYLE AS THESE FASHIONABLE FRIENDS SHARE THEIR FAVORITE MEMORIES AND FUTURE DREAMS AMONGST THE ROSES OF ELIZABETH PARK IN HARTFORD.


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When Beth Chapman, owner and lead stylist at The White Dress by the Shore, conceptualized this graduation garden party, she took her fashion inspiration from the park and its lovely surroundings. “We selected dresses in delicious sherbet colors that played beautifully off the colors in the rose garden,” recalls Chapman, “we wanted to keep the looks young, fun and whimsical.” Similarly, Diana Chouinard of Jubilee Events was inspired by the garden for the party design as well. “I thought back to when I graduated—all the excitement, all the fun! I wanted to infuse every bit of that into this party and I wanted to bring in colors and details that made you feel the excitement of the day,” exclaimed Chouinard, “yellow and pink were natural choices because they exude energy and playfulness.” Tony Palmieri of Datura: A Modern Garden used that same lively color palette when designing the charming florals. A sunshine-hued runner made of open yellow roses was the focus of the center of the table. Lush and vibrant pink peonies were dotted throughout the tablescape and tied to the backs of the Chiavari chairs for an added delightful detail. Pretty and feminine, this day of jubilation celebrated the sweetness of a time in life when the summers are long and the future is bright.

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Beyond the blaze of beautiful foliage, something magical happens when the sun falls below the equator and the earth prepares itself for a period of rest and renewal. The air chills, our lives quiet and after enjoying the vast openness of the warmer months, we move inside, gather closer and embrace the mellow richness that is the hallmark of autumn. It is one of the most enjoyable times of the year for planning events that allows us to explore unconventional color schemes, rustic finishes, luxurious textures and unique touches that go beyond the traditional, inspiring us to reinterpret the fading beauty around us. Taking our cues from nature and the stunning array of colors and textures in the wine cellar at the Borsari Gallery Cape Cod, we created a seasonal look that mixes vintage finds with modern accents then paired it with a menu from The Casual Gourmet, featuring imaginative dishes, inspired by the local seasonal bounty. A stunning centerpiece by Fancy Flowers with its muted blooms and abundance of textures, anchors the table and sums up perfectly, the feel of fall. Read on for tips on how to get the look.

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Catering Blackstone Caterers | IFC & p.1 401-848-2030 www.blackstonecaterers.com Capers Catering | p. 240 781-279-5100, 800-465-6509 www.caperscatering.com Casual Gourmet, The | p. 229 508-775-4946 www.thecasualgourmet.com

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Entertainment Arpeggio Wedding Entertainment | p. 34 401-769-1325 www.arpeggioweddings.com DJ Raffi | p. 159 617-923-9116 www.djraffi.com Groove Events | p. 155 877-GROOVES www.grooveevents.us Luke Renchan Entertainment | p. 257 401-723-6097 www.lukesENT.com Murray Hill Talent | p. 185 800-THE-BAND www.murrayhilltalent.com Victor Events | p. 231 www.victorevents.com Wilson Stevens Productions | p. 228 978-256-0360 www.wilsonstevens.com

Your Wedding Casino by Casino Productions | p.189 617-327-4300 www.yourweddingcasino.com

Pamela D’Orsi Ryan Events | p. 136 401-477-2013 www.pdrevents.com

Event Décor

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Exquisite Events | p. 53 401-846-3254, 401-792-3254 www.exquisiteeventsdesign.com

Perfect Plan, The | p. 90 508-280-0206 www.theperfect-plan.com

Object Splendor | p. 102 508-742-8301 www.objectsplendor.com

SD Events | p. 225 617-916-5453 - Boston, MA 401-324-9931 - Newport, RI www.simpledetailsevents.com

Ryan Designs | p. 198 401-742-0464 www.ryan-designs.com

Event Planners

Tangorra Wedding Planning | p. 172 978-809-0275 www.linneatangorra.com

Campo & Company Events | p. 260 401-742-5344 www.campoandcompany.com

Unique Weddings By Alexis | p. 100 617-833-5661 www.weddingsbyalexis.com

Day of Diva | p. 72 401-787-2119 www.dayofdiva.com

Wendy Joblon Events | p. 110 508-992-4502 www.wendyjoblon.com

Details with Love | p. 42 401-855-0373 www.detailswithlove.com EFD Creative - Event Planning & Design| p. 223 781-856-1981 www.efdcreative-events.com Elegant Engagements | p. 168 508-369-7444 www.capeweddingplanner.com Exquisite Events | p. 53 401-846-3254, 401-792-3254 www.exquisiteeventsdesign.com Janie Haas Events | p. 50 978-725-5956 www.janiehaasevents.com John Orton Flowers | p. 97 401-258-3821 www.johnortonevents.com Jubilee Events | p. 236 203-632-5654 www.eventjubilee.com LoLo Event Design | p. 220 617-838-5921 www.loloeventdesign.com Michele Mottola Special Event Consulting | p. 37 781-710-0086 www.michelemottola.com

Fashion & Jewelry Bridal Finery | p. 140 401-965-6556 www.bridalfinery.com DuGan Custom Jewelers | p. 127 401-277-2998 www.dugancustomjewelers.com Lorraine Roy | p. 46 978-774-0825 www.lorraineroy.com M.R.T. Jewelers | p. 250 401-435-3500 www.mrtjewelers.com Occasions Bridal Boutique | p. 244 508-655-2024 www.occasionsbridalboutique.com Shoes to Dye For | p. 141 888-393-2253 www.shoestodyefor.com Teddy Bearskins | p. 231 401-295-0282 - Wickford, RI 401-245-8703 - Barrington, RI 860-536-0902 - Mystic, CT www.teddybearskins.com White Dress by the Shore, The | p. 122 860-669-4596 www.thewhitedressbytheshore.com


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diRECTORy Floral Design Artistic Blossoms | p. 132 781-837-6251 www.artisticblossoms.com Blooms of Hope | p. 167 781-698-9855 www.bloomsofhopefloral.com

Blush Floral Design | p. 223 203-915-9102 www.studioblush.com Customized Flowers by Esther Scott | p. 58 401-245-6441 Datura: A Modern Garden | p. 236 860-346-8031 www.amoderngarden.com Fancy Flowers | p. 146 508-255-1303 www.flowersbyfancy.com

Tangerine Creations | p. 240 617-202-0299 www.tangerinecreations.com

Pink Polka Dot, The | p. 84 508-540-3015 www.pinkpolkadotevents.com

Tom Kraig Designs | p. 34 401-864-9489 www.tomkraig.com

Sweet Tree Studio | p. 216 508-542-0844 www.sweettreestudio.com

Toni Chandler Flowers & Events | p. 102 401-647-2312 www.tonichandlerflorals.com

Table Artistry | p. 100 617-739-5028 www.tableartistry.com

Twigs | p. 67 401-944-1460 www.riflorist.com

Lighting & Production

Hair & Make-up

DesignLight | p. 51 508-785-1810 www.designlightco.com

Jennie Kay Beauty | p. 206 401-230-5346 www.jenniekaybeauty.com

Invitations , Paper Goods & Gifts

Ormonde Productions | p. 32-33 401-435-6200 www.ormondeproductions.com

Flou(-e)r | p. 183 781-305-3322 www.myflouer.com

Ă&#x20AC; Deux: Bespoke Bridal Paper | p. 59 617-398-0542 www.adeux.co

Suzanne B. Lowell Lighting Design | p. 71 www.sbllighting.com

Flowers By Semia | p. 19 401-232-5353 www.flowersbysemia.com

Allure Invitations | p. 182 508-277-3800 www.allureinvites.com

Photography

Greenlion Weddings | p. 122 401-864-1650 www.greenlionweddings.com

Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design | p. 154 651-261-7251 www.coralpheasant.com

John Orton Flowers | p. 97 401-258-3821 www.johnortonevents.com Lilacs | p. 77 508-428-3515 www.lilacsflorals.com Lotus Designs | p. 72 617-262-7031, 888-21LOTUS www.lotusdesignsflowers.com Patrice R. Milley Floral Designers | p. 36 508-945-4173 www.patricermilley.com Sarah Rodgers Florals | p. 206 401-935-0630 www.sarahrodgersflorals.com Sayles Livingston Design | p. 2-3 401-635-9500 www.sayleslivingstondesign.com Stoneblossom Floral & Event Design | p. 14-15 401-884-3220 www.stoneblossom.com

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Brea McDonald Photography | p. 202 207-361-4806 www.breamcdonald.com Carla Ten Eyck Photography | p. 150 860-906-1993 www.carlateneyck.com

Dulce Press | p. 198 774-836-0927 www.dulcepress.com

Click Imagery | p. 91 617-835-1404 www.clickimagery.com

Flippinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Out | p. 132 978-499-0065 www.flippinoutdesigns.com

Corinna Raznikov Photography | p. 256 508-748-3853 www.corinnaraznikov.com www.raznikovphotography.com

Folia | p. 154 508-992-2950 www.folia.biz www.shopfolia.com M. Smith & Company | p. 90 508-945-4734

Fat Orange Cat Studio | p. 240 www.fatorangecatstudio.com Hansen Photography | p. 84 508-428-9552 www.capephotographer.com

Sabrina Scolari Photography | p. 29 401-524-7538 www.scolariphoto.com Sara Zarrella Photography | p. 49 401-398-2922 www.sarazarrella.com Snap! Photography | p. 35 www.snapweddings.com William Tangorra Photography | p. 206 www.williamtangorra.com

Rentals Be Our Guest | p. 221 617-427-2700 - Boston 774-413-8558 - Cape Cod www.beourguestpartyrental.com Event Co., The | p. 100 866-215-TENT, 978-283-4884 www.rentent.com New England Country Rentals | p. 172 781-990-6000 www.newenglandcountryrentals.com Newport Tent | p. 117 401-683-9160 www.newporttent.com Peterson Party Center | p. 212 781-729-4000 www.petersonpartycenter.com Rentals Unlimited | p. 6-7 781-341-1600, 888-2RENTUS www.rentals-unlimited.net Ryan Designs | p. 198 401-742-0464 www.ryan-designs.com Sperry Tents | p. 249 888-825-7542 www.sperrytents.com Table Toppers | p. 202 617-558-0008 www.ttnewton.com

Resources Bridal Studio of Cape Cod | p. 198 www.capecodbridalstudio.com

New England Invitations | p. 146 401-398-8277 www.newenglandinvitations.com

Kristin Spencer Photography | p. 23 www.kristinspencer.com

Paper Moss | p. 72 800-511-0210 www.papermoss.com

Melissa Robotti Photography | p. 250 781-686-1482 www.melissarobotti.com

Cape & Islands Wedding Group | p. 140 www.capeandislandsweddinggroup.com

Papers | p. 194 401-847-1777 www.papersnewport.com

Person + Killian Photography | p. 259 617-236-1662 www.personkillian.com

New England Bridal Affair, The | p. 52 www.newenglandbridalaffair.com

Relive Photography | p. 212 603-785-3641 www.relivephotography.com

Rhode Island Wedding Group | p. 191 www.riweddinggroup.com

Perfect Details, The | p. 11 www.theperfectdetails.com


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dIREctoRy Rhode Island Wedding Groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Annual Spring Bridal Event | p. 154 www.riweddinggroup.com

Cape Codder Resort & Spa | p. 83 888-297-2200 www.capecodderresort.com

Transportation

Castle Hill Inn & Resort | p. 9 888-466-1355 www.castlehillinn.com

Cape Destinations | p. 249 508-432-3400 www.capedestinations.com Valet Connection, The | p. 54 401-737-3898 - Warwick 401-846-3898 - Newport www.valetconnection.com Viking Tours & Transportation | p. 54 401-847-6921 www.vikingtoursnewport.com

Venue

Chanler at Cliff Walk, The | p. 111 401-847-1300, 866-793-5664 www.thechanler.com Charles Hotel, The | p. 47 617-864-1200 www.charleshotel.com Chatham Bars Inn | p. 220 508-945-0096, 800-527-4884 www.chathambarsinn.com

35 Martini & Piano Bar | p. 79 508-775-7775 capecodresortandconference.com

Colonnade Hotel, The | p. 25 617-424-7000, 617-425-3205 www.colonnadehotel.com

Aspire Seasonal Kitchen| p. 73 401-861-8000 www.aspirerestaurant.com

Danâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l Webster Inn & Spa, The | p. 83 800-444-3566 www.danlwebsterinn.com

Atlantic Beach Club | p. 127 401-847-2750 www.atlanticbeachclub.com

Entertainment Cruises | p. 190 617-748-1499 www.entertainmentcruises.com

Bay Voyage, The | p. 110 401-423-2100 www.bayvoyage.com

Eleven Forty Nine Catering & Events | p. 165 401-884-1149 - East Greenwich, RI 508-336-1149 - Seekonk, MA www.elevenfortyninerestaurant.com

Belle Mer | p. 194 617-854-5000 www.longwoodevents.com Boat House | p. 50 401-624-6300 www.boathousetiverton.com Borsari Gallery Cape Cod| p. 250 508-385-3434 www.borsarigallerycapecod.com Boston Marriott Cambridge | p. 85 617-494-6600 newenglandmarriottweddings.com Boston Marriott Peabody | p. 85 978-977-9700 newenglandmarriottweddings.com Boston Marriott Quincy | p. 211 617-472-1000, 617-774-2088 quincymarriottweddings.com Boston Public Library, The | p. 145 617-859-2282 www.thecateredaffair.com/bpl

Exchange Conference Center, The | p. 182 617-790-1900 www.exchangeconferencecenter.com Fenway Park | p. 177 617-226-6791 www.redsox.com/events Fort Adams | p. 58 401-841-0707 www.fortadams.org Glen Magna Farms | p. 46 978-774-9165 www.glenmagnafarms.org Glen Manor House | p. 201 401-683-4177 www.glenmanorhouse.com

House of the Seven Gables, The | p. 256 978-744-0991 www.7gables.org

Radisson Hotel Providence Airport | p. 62 401-739-3000 www.radisson.com/warwickri

Hyatt Regency Newport | p. 60-61 401-851-1234 www.newport.hyatt.com

Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel | p. 95 401-919-5006 www.renaissanceprovidence.com

John Carver Inn & Spa | p. 83 800-274-1620 www.johncarverinn.com Kirkbrae Country Club | p. 43 401-333-1300 www.eventsatkirkbrae.com Langham, The | p. 150 617-451-1900 www.boston.langhamhotels.com Longwood Events | p. 194 617-854-5000 www.longwoodevents.com

Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel | p. 85 617-338-4111 newenglandmarriottweddings.com Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis, The | p. 79 508-775-7775 www.capecodresortandconference.com Rhodes on the Pawtuxet | p. 21 401-785-4333 www.morins.com www.rhodesonthepawtuxet.com

Meritage | p. 136 401-884-1255 www.meritageri.com

Ritz-Carlton Boston Common, The | p. 199, 617-574-7100 www.ritzcarlton.com/boston

Nantucket Island Resorts | IBC 617-243-7802 www.nantucketislandresorts.com

Sweet Berry Farm | p. 210 401-742-5344 www.sweetberryfarmri.com

New Bedford Whaling Museum | p. 260 508-997-0046 www.whalingmuseum.org

Waterman Grille | p. 95 401-521-9229 www.watermangrille.com

Newport Marriott | p. 85 401-849-1000 newenglandmarriottweddings.com

Westin Providence | p. 101 401-598-8000 www.westinprovidence.com

Ocean Edge Resort | p. 13 508-896-9000 www.oceanedge.com

Willowdale Estate | p. 27 978-887-8211 www.willowdaleestate.com

Peabody Essex Museum | p. 185 978-745-9500, 978-542-1615 www.pem.org/venues

Wychmere | p. 194 617-854-5000 www.longwoodevents.com

Post 390 | p. 143 617-399-0015 www.post390restaurant.com

Zorvino Vineyard | p. 190 603-887-8463 www.zorvinoevents.com

Providence Biltmore | p. 4-5 401-455-3027 www.providencebiltmore.com

Videography

Hilton Boston Back Bay | p. 127 617-867-6163 www.hilton.com

Providence Public Library | p. BC 888-552-7822 www.morins.com

Hotel Providence | p. 73 401-490-8105 www.hotelprovidence.com

Quidnessett Country Club | p. 228 401-884-1100 www.quidnessett.com

Artistic Wedding Films | p. 210 877-819-0923 www.artisticweddingfilms.com Mike Picard Videography | p. 31 401-827-8056 www.mikepicardvideography.com


resources Birds + Blokes | p. 38 Norman Bird Sanctuary, StageCraft Audio, DJ Butch, PDQ Printing, Hallman’s Septic, Toner Electric Pure Imagination | p. 48 Reilly Consulting Associates, Two Russo Design, Plaid Daddy It’s A Grand Old Flag | p. 55 Redwood Library & Athenaeum, Broadway Floral Design, East Coast Lighting and Production Services, Artillery Company of Newport, Lakuna Design, SopranoAnna Bergman, Baritone-Jeff Harnar, Pianist- Alex Rybeck, Producer and Director Johnny Stokes Red Done Right | p. 64 Grandiflora, All 4 You DJ, Popcorn Papa, RI Photobooths, Jim Hjelm, Alfred Angelo, Calvin Klein, Moderne Salon, Jannicke Welde-Bazazi of The Painted Eye A Hint of Spring | p. 66 Robin Hollow Farm, Flash and Dance DJ, Whimsical Prints ,Winnie Couture, Bridal Garden NYC, A.B.S by Allen Schwartz, Saks Fifth Avenue, Stuart Weitzman, Men’s Warehouse, Ben Bridge Jewelers, Officiant -Claudia Demick, New Leaf Hair Studio, Blue Grotto Glam Factor | p. 68 Golden Gate Studios, papersandmore.com, Newport Brothers Videography, The Perfect Setting at Felicia’s, Celebrity Limousines, Roberts House of Tuxedos, Revive Salon, Dori Anne Veils Graphic Impact | p. 70 South Shore Entertainment, Good Times Unlimited, Bluegrass Havana Cakes, The Sausage Guy, Sottero & Midgley, Bancroft Bridals, Watters, Men’s Warehouse, David’s Bridal, Kris Marc-makeup, Salon Capri-hair, Maggiano’s , Lynette’s Limousine Service, Wicked Bride, Officiant- Father Charles Flaherty Bright To Breathtaking | p. 74 Vera Wang, Flair Bridesmaids, The Men’s Warehouse, Salon Louis, Lightworks Productions, Brown University Jabberwalks, Brick Alley Pub Coral Punch | p. 76 Leonhard’s Florist & Greenhouses, Northstar Entertainment, The Goosefish Press, Giraud Studio-hair/makeup, McGinn Bus Company, Pronovias, Giblees Tuxedos, Desjardins, Geaney Priscilla- JP, Essex Country Club Picinic Panache | p. 78 Winston Flowers, Nuage Designs, Max Ultimate Food, Elan Artists, Valet Parking New England, Camp Harbor View Foundation, AVFX, Moon Island-Boston Harbor Islands, Port Lighting Systems

Uniquely Autumn | p. 96 Flowers by CAS, Ana’s Bridal Boutique, Alexandra’s Boutique, Men’s Warehouse, Design by Sofia, Mad Hatter Bakery, The Perfect Setting at Felicia’s, Future Visions Video, Sweet Tooth & the Sugarbabies Band The WOW of White | p. 98 Amy Kimball Events, ALPS, Entertainment Specialists, Music Management, Raise the Cake, Boston Wedding Films, Amsale at Madeline’s Daughter, Stuart Weitzman, Jos. A. Banks, DKNY, Amanda Kotkowski-Hair, Rose Fortuna- Makeup, Millennium Bostonian Hotel, Event Paintings by Agnes, Brilliant Ice Sculpture, Seth Novolesky-offician Champagne Wishes | p. 103 La Tavola Linens, Bijou Van Ness, Maria Elena Headpieces, Carolina Amato, d.d. Nickel Makeup Studio, Avanessi, Tova’s Vintage Shop Farm Fresh | p. 106 Miss Pickles Press, MegSimone Wedding Films, Party on the Moon, Jenny Lee, Watters, M Squared Salon, David Levy, Otis James, Crewcuts, TOMS, Peter Walsh, The Stone House, Wilhelmina’s Catering, Conway Transportation Tangerine Dreams | p. 112 Alagria Salon, The Lisa Love Experience, Rabbi Lev Baesh, Manhattan Bridal, Alexandria’s Boutique, Kleinfeld Manhattan, Jim Hjelm, Kate Spade, Jojo Loves You, Jos. A Banks, Hyunjung Choi-RI Philharmonic, Cranston Limousine Country Couture | p. 116 Dining by Design, Twig & Fern, Exeter Rent All, Isoci Salon, Making Faces, Regal Limo, Vicki Myers, Rhythm Method Jazzed About Newport | p. 118 Bellevue Wine & Spirits, Entertainment Specialists, Tupelo Honey, Officiant-Peter Regan, Makeup Jane Sincere, Hair- Christina Squier Salon, Jo D’Alan Salon, Rockstar Limo, New York Yacht Club,Kermit Ruffins and the Barbeque Swingers, Delta Blues Band Burnside Heartfelt and Homespun | p. 123 Simply Dahlicious, Wedding Tresses, Tom Pendergast, Crackerjack Entertainment, Chase/ Harris Corp., Able Limousine, Studio La Sil, Nordstrom, Bridal Heirlooms.

Invitations, Lazaro, Enzoani, Mouradian Jewelers, Naz Kupelian Salon-hair, Maria Scali-makeup

Cape Cod Destination | p. 186 Taylor Rental, White Tie Limo, Travis Wilbur Video

By A Landslide | p. 144 Flowers by Victoria, Luz Beauty, Port Lighting, Cake, Kerry Limo, Dee Bus, No Regrets, Seaside Video, L’Elite, Oscar de la Renta, Classic Tuxedo,Vera Wang Lavender, Flair Bridesmaids, Jenny Yoo, Alan Bilzerian, Issey Miyake, Keezer’s, Little Angels, Boston Ring and Gem, Jack’s Cigar Shop, The deCordova Museum

Lucky in Love | p. 188 David Price- Floral and Event Decor, Fun Enterprises, Boston Duck Tours, Brett Culp, InterContinental Boston, Studio Nine

Ocean’s Edge | p. 147 Cape Cod Wedding DJ’s, Red Eye Photo Booths, Midnight Wine Designs, Momental Designs, Rathburn Farms, J.Crew, Vineyard Vines, Moss Bros UK. Monica Vinader, Bushel & A Peck, Boden Love in Bloom | p. 151 Music Mixers, World Dance & Music Center, Pen & Paper Calligraphy, Watters, Jenny Yoo, Jimmy Choo, Claire Pettibone for Kleinfeld Manhattan, Baldwin Formals, Calvin Klein, Wise Women Designs, Christina Garcia, Debra Moreland, Hair-Davide Marinelli, MakeupRenee Lee, The Spa at the Providence Biltmore, Ledgemont Country Club Fashion Statement | p. 156 Mark Shapiro-officiant, Golden Scroll Soloists, Newport Vineyards, DJ-Michael Mancini, Spectrum Makeup, Mystique Salon, Vera Wang, Erin Cole, Badgley Mischka, BHLDN, Oscar’s Design Jewelry, J.Crew, Men’s Warehouse, Calvin Klein Natural Beauty | p. 160 South Shore Entertainment, Harpist- Hyunjung Choi, Carrie’s Cupcakes, South County Trolley, Liancarlo, Amsale, L’Elite Salon, Jimmy Choo, Miltons- The Store For Men, BCBG, Tacoir, Joya Beauty-makeup, Salon Acotehair, Hotel Viking, Kay Chapel, Pastor Paul Atwater

Peacock Pretty | p. 86 Rhode Island Rentals August Blues | p. 88 New England Photo Booth, East Six, Tara Jones Calligraphy, Buzz Media Company, Monique Lhuillier, Vera Wang, Jimmy Choo, Zenga Tuxedo, Ferragamo, Us Angels, La La Luxe Salon, Mee-Soon Ellis-makeup, Rockstar Limo, Eisenhower House, Hotel Viking, The Pearls of Newport

Garden Party | p. 134 Valley Forge Flower, Felix Brown, Flip Chix, Cabbage Rose, Humidor Cigar World, Katlem Designs, Mary Lou Browning, Two Birds Bridesmaids, Bellevue Beauty Walk, Jos. A Banks, RaNEW-hair, Allison Barbera Beautymakeup, Reverend Msgr. John J. Darcy, International Tennis Hall of Fame, Down Under Jewelry

Island Shades | p. 92 Unique Nantucket, The Back Porch Shop, Timeless Paper, Placesetters Inc., Harpist-Mary Keller, cake- Pam Goddard, Watters, Darya Salon & Spa, Catherine Stoverofficiant, Dean Schneider.

Tradition Redefined | p. 137 Marc Hall, Party By Design, Whit Wales Wedding Videography, Soho Band, Cakes to Remember, AlanKar Décor, Brush Hill Tours, Expo Limousine, Tommy Wholesale, AEG Bhangra, Invitations and Company, Katrina Hess Makeup Studio, Jennifer Tawa Hair Design, Officiant- Jayant Sane , Father Casey

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The Sweetest Day | p. 217 Luna Bazaar, Shop Sweet Lulu, candydirect.com

Game-Winning Mitzvah | p. 224 Hotel Marlowe, Masquerade Enterprises, The Icing on the Cake, Klass Universal Entertainment, Creative Event Services

Major League Event | p. 176 Wedding Tresses, Maggie Mae Designs, Edmonton Vintage by Dolly Couture, Holly Yashi Jewelry, The Goldsmith, Bettye Muller, Vain & Vintage, La Camelot, Sue Wong, Tommy Hilfiger, Steve Madden, Crewcuts, Justice- Liz Gemelli, Prudential Center –Top of the Hub, Louis Barry Florist, Fairmont Copley Plaza, Limo- Dav El

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Serengeti Sojourn | p. 207 Jonathan Edwards Winery, FLOAT, Entertainment Specialists, Art & Ice, Drummer Leroy White, The Unexpected Boys, All Occasion Limousine, C&S Portable Restrooms

Modern Love | p. 169 Studio C Band, George Maloof Band, Celebrity Limousine, Marchesa at L’Elite, Manolo Blahnik, Omega, David’s Bridal ,Saks 5th Ave, Classic Tuxedo, Hair-Jennifer Gonzalez, Make-up- Rochelle Orlando, Camille’s, Art in Ice, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

American Beauty | p. 128 Megan Chapin Calligraphy, Studio 539, Wedding Belle NYC, Viking Tux

Winter Romance | p. 142 Cass Flowers, Kevork Artinian & Band, Pianist Levon Hovsepian, DJ Aram Kayserian, A&A Transportation, Gourmet

Seaside Sentiment | p. 203 Chase Canopy, First Class Band, New England Gardens, Hair and Makeup-Lisa George, Momofuku Milk Bar, Persnickety Invitation Studio, Alvina Valenta via Kleinfeld Manhattan, Jimmy Choo, Mikimoto, J.Crew, Oscar de la Renta, Kate Spade, Brooks Brothers, Cole Hahn, Sperry Topsider, Zegna, Ferragamo, Breuer, Zoland Jewelers NYC, Robin Hood Foundation

Focus On Fun | p. 222 Gore Place, Marc Hall, Capron Lighting and Sound, Elegant Restrooms, SOHO, Brush Hill Tours, Jennifer Tawa Hair Design, Karla Law-makeup

No Place Like Home | p. 166 Three Little Birds Studio, Kickass Cupcakes, Dave’s Fresh Pasta

Golden Glow | p. 94 Flowerthyme, Stephen Gara+3, Badgley Mischka, Nordstrom, Men’s Warehouse, Tiffany & Co, Wavelengths Salon and Spa, Officiant- Michael Kelleher, Fluke Wine, Bar and Kitchen, La Tulipe Desserts

Vintage Vineyard | p. 200 Susanne’s Weddings, Get Down Tonight Entertainment, Chickadee Hill Cakes, Grace Limousine, Wedding Paper Divas, Lazaro, Jim Hjelm, Calvin Klein, Andrew Fezza, Kym Jewelry, Adorn You, Salon Aquavit-hair, Salon Prive-makeup, Jennifer Lamonday- JP, Z food and Drink, In A Glaze, Boston Street Boutique

In Tandem | p. 162 Vinwood Caterers, Studio 76, Cakes for Occasions, Two Yellow Shoes, Madeline’s Daughter, Macy’s, Eye for Beauty, Hon. Barbara M. Kahn-JP, Kappy’s Liquors, Photo Fun Box

A Shore Thing | p. 126 Lulu Kate, Monique Lhuillier, Chatham Jam Shop, Chatham Candy Manor, Sea Glass Wines, Oasis Salon and Day Spa, Wild Goose Tavern, Lobster Roll Cruises, The Hawthorne Motel

Dramatic In Black | p. 80 Blue Ribbon Cake, Music Management, Hawthorne Hotel

Nostalgic Newport | p. 195 Sardella’s Restaurant and Catering, Creative Cake Company, Land’s End Limo, L’Elite, Reem Acra, Russo Tux, Bellevue Beauty Walk, Reverend Lawrence Peers, The Marina Café, Simply Ballroom, Jo D’Alan Salon, Jannicke Welde- Bazazi of The Painted Eye

Boston Beckons | p. 173 Boston Cream Pies- Café Vanille, BHLDN,

Through Rose Colored Glasses | p. 178 Gourmet Galley, Dana Bartone & Company-hair/ makeup, Shoreline AV, Leyko Creative Group, Justin Alexander, Roberto Cavali, Ralph Lauren, John and Kira’s Chocolates, J. Cakes, Elan Artists, Mary Coburn-officiant Historical Perspective on Love | p. 184 Cedar Grove Gardens, The Chocolate Tarte, Taza Chocolate, Anemone Letterpress, Carmella Sutena, Kate Spade, Hugo Boss, Valentino, Tiffany & Co, Bradley and Diegel Salon, The Highland Drifers, Sinti Rhythm

Street Cred | p. 226 VDA Productions, Max Ultimate Catering, CORT, JG Willis Tent, Synergy, Artists for Humanity, Lucky 25 Productions Moroccan Magic | p. 230 ALPS, Northern Lights Entertainment, JEBS Custom Designs Graduation Jubilation | p. 237 d.d. Nickel Makeup Studio, Ban.do, Fallen, A Little Imagination Cakes, La Tavola Linen, Party Rental Ltd., Metal Mermaid,-stationery, Bake It Pretty, Kitchen Krafts, Summer Splash | p. 241 Sequin Newport Ocean Fresh | p. 248 The Pantry in Little Compton Boarding Pass To The Big 5-0 | p. 250 Party by Design, Cakes to Remember, Smudge Ink Merry and Bright | p. 261 Newport Picker’s Gallery,Artist Molly White, Vantage in Philanthropy, Art & Happiness, “Mac” the Bulldog.


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